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“Too Fat to Fly”

February 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Obesity

The Twittersphere and blogosphere have been abuzz with the news about writer/director Kevin Smith being removed from a recent Southwest flight for “being too fat.” Per the L.A. Times piece, “The plus-sized writer-director behind such potty-mouthed comedies as “Clerks,” “Dogma” and 2008’s “Zack & Miri Make a Porno” was kicked off a plane at Oakland […]

NYTimes — New Goal for the Obese: Zero Gain in Pregnancy

December 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Obesity, Pregnancy

Let me state up front that I’m not pregnant — but that eventually I’d like to become a mom, so I have been doing a lot of reading on pregnancy.

About a year and a half ago on my blog, at the height of my disordered eating issues, I admitted that pregnancy weight scares me quite a bit — but not enough that I would not be willing to embrace it when the time comes.

(Since then, fellow WATRD blogger Claire Mysko’s book, Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat, came out and has been a helpful tool for people like me who are working through body image issues; I hope to read it again when I’m pregnant someday).

Anyway, for most women, the notion of pregnancy weight is daunting — even if you know it’s for a an amazingly good reason.

But imagine if you were clinically obese and told not to gain any weight during pregnancy? We know obesity carries with it many risk factors, but what would that do to your mind, and to your body? To your baby’s development?

And so reading this article in the New York Times today, New Goal for the Obese: Zero Gain in Pregnancy really gave me pause.

Miss Lori says her Mii avatar won’t weigh her down.

December 14, 2009 by  
Filed under Obesity

I was very lucky recently to be invited to host a party for the Wii Fit Plus. 16 of my girlfriends and I gathered and learned about the game. Then we got to practice our moves amidst laughter and cackles. It was fun! I was able to bring the game and balance board home to […]

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